The Serpent of Venice: A Novel

The Serpent of Venice: A Novel

Christopher Moore

New York Times bestselling writer Christopher Moore channels William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe in The Serpent of Venice, a satiric Venetian gothic that brings again the Pocket of puppy Snogging, the eponymous hero of Fool, together with his sidekick, Drool, and puppy monkey, Jeff.

Venice, decades in the past. 3 popular Venetians look forward to their so much loathsome and foul dinner visitor, the erstwhile envoy of england and France, and widower of the murdered Queen Cordelia: the rascal idiot Pocket.

This trio of crafty plotters—the service provider, Antonio; the senator, Montressor Brabantio; and the naval officer, Iago—have lured Pocket to a gloomy dungeon, promising a night of spirits and debauchery with a unprecedented Amontillado sherry and Brabantio’s appealing daughter, Portia.

But their invitation is, after all, bogus. The wine is drugged. the woman isn’t even within the urban limits. wanting to rid themselves as soon as and for the entire guy who has regularly foiled their grand quest for energy and wealth, they've got lured him to his demise. (How can one of these small guy, be one of these large obstacle?). yet this idiot is not any idiot . . . and he’s acquired quite a lot of tips (and hand gestures) up his sleeve.

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